Museum wins 2021 AASLH AWARD OF EXCELLENCE!
The Johnson County Museum was awarded the American Association of State and Local History’s 2021 Award of Excellence for its response to COVID-19. The museum’s pandemic response included: a collecting initiative; a temporary exhibition designed to inspire and embolden the community; a partner-supported community art exhibition and public programming to help unpack the pandemic and address mental health needs; and special educational programming to offer safe and nurturing spaces for childcare, summer camps, and virtual learning hubs, as well as curriculum guides to help older students better understand the historic context of the pandemic and social justice movements. READ MORE
The Johnson County Museum in Overland Park, KS is open to the public Monday through Saturday, 9:00am - 4:30pm. Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place for your safety.
Pre-registration is recommended for KidScape. Two sessions are available: 9:00 am -12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm).
Become a member and enjoy the museum, KidScape and our temporary gallery exhibitions year-round for FREE!
Lanesfield Historic Site
is open to the public from 10:00am to 4:00pm on the second Saturday of each month. Admission to Lanesfield Historic Site is free!
Fieldtrips, Escape Rooms, and Group Tours are available by appointment. For questions or to book your experience, call 913-715-2570.
IN THE TEMP GALLERY!
Paul McCobb... the greatest American designer you didn't know you knew!
Paul McCobb is the greatest American designer you didn’t know you knew. McCobb designed functional and versatile items for the postwar American consumer in the Mid-Century Modern (MCM) era. He sought to improve the way Americans lived through mass produced yet high-quality pieces that were available in department stores as well as high-end galleries.
This groundbreaking temporary exhibit will feature dozens of items from a private collection. Whether you grew up with McCobb’s products, are a recent MCM aficionado, or just love exploring good design, you will not want to miss this exhibit!
Exhibit opens May 22, and runs through January 7, 2022.
Current Creative Commons Exhibition
RISING TO THE CHALLENGE
Suburban Strength In Difficult Times
The COVID-19 pandemic is an historic event unlike anything most Johnson Countians have experienced. Although the time of COVID-19 seems unique, Johnson Countians have faced other periods of great difficulty. Armed conflicts like the Civil War, World Wars, and Vietnam. Natural disasters such as the 1951 flood, tornadoes, and droughts. Economic downturns from the Great Depression to the 2008 recession... READ MORE